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“Good place for happy hour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Guarapo Lounge

Guarapo Lounge
2039 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
17035286500
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Ranked #425 of 648 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Tapas, Latin
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Dining options: Drinks, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: A sleek lounge with international flair, hookah pipes and the only place in town that offers Guarapo cocktails, a sugar cane syrup mixed deliciously with vodka and lime juice.Andean-flavored tapas menú marinated mushrooms, chicken empanadas, grilled shrimp and a variety of ceviche styles. Cutting-edge DJs and live bands.
Alexandria
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good place for happy hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012 via mobile

Good food – empanadas, plantains. Great drink specials, I especially like the Guava martini. Great place to dance on a Friday night and smoke hookah. Used to have a live band that was amazing – not sure if that is still the case because I haven’t seen them.



    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Incredibly rude staff.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Overrated place. Zero atmosphere and staff so rude, it's incomprehensible actually.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Bridgewater NJ USA
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451 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“What a variety of Spanish food!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

We found this restaurant in Arlington totally by accident. it was at the foot of the hill on our way to the Metro. It is a combination many styles of Central American cooking with many interesting "native" dishes. Lots of choices but every entree we had was exceptional. Would highly recommend. They have hookas at Happy Hour. Very dark inside, but the food was worth it!

Visited October 2011
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“OK, but ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

Servers cater to regulars and leave others waiting.

Visited September 2011
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Washington, DC
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72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fun, delicious assortment of Latin American dishes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

I first had dinner at Gua-Rapo two years ago and wasn't very impressed. But last week, I went back and had a very good experience. The variety of food listed on the menu is broad and interesting, with dishes from at least half a dozen countries. The Ecuadorian shrimp ceviche appetizer was wonderful and so was the Aji de Gallina, a delicious Peruvian chicken dish. Prices were reasonable.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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